"CRUSTY, WHOLESOME, FERMENTED"
- Natali Harea, business owner
Just Like Home Made
We are a wholesale bakery specializing in artisanal, all natural, old world bread.
Founding chef and baker Natali Harea takes no short cuts when crafting her one-of-a-kind recipes for some of Ottawa's finest restaurants. Always drawn to the art of baking, Natali has dedicated her career to producing well-crafted bread. She uses all Canadian flour and her signature starter: Stan.
Stan has been with the company since the beginnings and has been growing a stronger, more complex flavour ever since, giving our sourdoughs their unique flavour.
Stan is the heart of the bakery!
Everyone makes sure he gets all the attention and care he deserves, such as a daily feeding and a spotless container to call home.
Our bread has strong rooted beginnings in the traditional ways of bread-making. This way of making dough involves a 24 - 48 hour fermentation process to give the loaves a full-bodied flavour. We are also one of the few bakeries that still uses small mixers, hands on processes, and shaping techniques. We hand cut, scale, round, shape, and bake our loaves in small batches, ensuring our costumers get the most genuine product to their tables. Simple, Canadian ingredients are a staple in our products, and we always avoid using additives or stabilizers. Simply put, we strive to make an honest loaf of bread.
Working weird hours in a small, hot space has really brought our small team together.
We are like a family, leaving Sindarin notes to one another on the fridge, Christmas calendars on the wall for the holidays, and George Michael posters around the rest of the bakery. We also work closely with Nat and Kat (our manager) to ensure all the recipes are always executed perfectly.
You can order our products year round through The Beechwood Farmer's Market. The market is 100% virtual throughout the winter months. Order before Thursday every week, and safely pick up your goods every Saturday. Shop here!